CIS-A2K/Events/Partnerships with Marathi literary institutions in Hyderabad

Along with our partner, Pune Nagar Vachan Mandir's (PNVM) digitisation team of 5 persons, we explored the rare and valuable resources at Hyderabad based organisations - 100 year old Marathi Granth Sangrahalay (MGS) and 70 year old Marathi Sahitya Parishad (MSP). Both the organisations cooperated very positively during the selection of books from 15-17th July 2022. After scrutiny of around 5000 books, we selected copyright free @1200 books (most of the books are published before 1930) which are not available at PNVM and not digitised yet. The meeting with managing body of MGS was also held to discuss the further process. They have given authorisation letter to go ahead. The PNVM team is planning to expand the present set-up to carryout this work with our support. MSP is ready to relicense their 100+ publications and provide 50+ manuscripts (@10,000 pages) from Nizam era. The official communication regarding this will be started soon.